Quote of the Day May 1, 2012

John Pelham

“The army suits me better than anything else and I feel a confidence that I can succeed in it.”  Cadet John Pelham in a March 31, 1861 letter to Judge A.J. Walker concerning his prospects of remaining at West Point to graduate even though his home state of Alabama has seceded from the Union.  From The Perfect Lion The Life and Death of Confederate Artillerist John Pelham by Jerry Maxwell. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2011 page 43.